Physical activity: Exercise prescription for the older adult with type 2 diabetes

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to review the short- and long-term benefits of physical activity for individuals with type 2 diabetes, including glycemic control and amelioration of complications, and summarize the current evidence-based recommendations for exercise/physical activity testing and prescription. Precautions and comorbid conditions for individuals with diabetes are also included when exercise modifications may be necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-232
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • aerobic exercise
  • diabetes mellitus type 2
  • exercise therapy
  • resistance training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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